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Taking Photos of Your Teeth Tutorial


Taking Photos of Your Teeth and Face

Please use mouth retractors instead of spoons if you have them!
Submit pictures of your face (from the side, the front, and smiling) as in the photos above along with your teeth photos and add a “mouth open” shot as in the photos below.
**If you are in Invisalign treatment, please take TWO sets of photos: one with your aligners on and one without. Please email us both sets**


Taking photos of your teeth examples


Special Message from Lindsay

Hi, everyone!

I’m Lindsay, the treatment coordinator at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics. We wanted to let all our patients know that we are here for you guys during this tough time! You can still reach us by phone or text, email or video. I’ll be showing you this tutorial to use for taking photos of your teeth that you can send to us for evaluation.

Make sure you wash your hands first! If you have received lip retractors from the office, please use those. If you don’t have lip retractors, all you need are two spoons. You are going to use the spoons to hold your cheeks away from your teeth while you snap a couple photos.

The first photo is the front of your teeth. Take both spoons to either side of your mouth, curved side towards your teeth, pulling your cheeks sideways. Bite down in a relaxed position.

Then take a photo of the sides of your teeth using one spoon at a time, right side first, then left side, making sure you are biting in a relaxed position.

Finally, tilt your head down and open wide with your tongue out of the way to capture the bottom teeth, and then tilt your head back and open wide with your tongue out of the way to capture the top teeth.

You can send your photos by text or email for evaluation by the doctors at [email protected] as well as any questions or concerns you may have.

If you’d like to discuss by video, please let us know and we can set up a video conference call. We’re here for you so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need anything.

Stay healthy, stay strong, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Taking Photos of Your Teeth Tutorial